On to Northern Ireland – 9 Sep 2011

Wow, it’s been a busy week and I am more than a week behind in updating my blog. I am actually back in the U.S. now (Sun, 18 Sep) and doing some catching up while I am in the airport awaiting my last flight to Newport News.

Glenn and I left mid-morning for Northern Ireland, part of the Irish region called Ulster. On the way we stopped in Newcastle to have lunch and visit with Stuart and Elsie, friends of Glenn from his earlier days in Europe. In addition to time with them, we got to see the Christian conference center in Newcastle that Elsie runs for the YMCA/YWCA. It was a beautiful place on the water that we definitely want to remember for conferences and large meetings in the future. The name of the place is Glenada and this is a picture of the view from one of the upstairs meeting rooms.

From Newcastle, we headed to Strangford to catch the ferry to Portaferry where we would meet Sammy and follow him to their home about 20 minutes away in Greyabbey.

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